Xmas shopping. Jeepers. Watched Hannibal, and The Beach. Hannibal was OK… was a more ‘traditional’ thriller, but again Hopkins excels as Lecter. Julianne Moore was good, but didn’t bring the same vulnerable side of Starling into play much. The Beach was… OK… but so far detached from the book that I can understand why a lot of people didn’t like it. I think it was a bit soft, and too ‘Hollywood’. The love interest wasn’t required as the book isn’t about that at all, and Mister Duck was sadly absent from most of the film. Had potential, failed to deliver. That aside a quiet weekend, honed my skills further on Gran Turismo A-Spec in preparation for a matchup. The Big Chuffer actually thinks he will beat me!! Muwhahahahaha..